Field Journal: 31 March - 06 April 2019 - The Forest With the More-est Edition

It doesn't get better than this.

Willow and Coast Redwood along Meadow Trail

Early April is The Most here in Roy's Redwoods. The trees are leafing out with soft, delicate new growth, the hillsides are bursting with flowers, and mushrooms are everywhere. Insects and spiders are beginning to emerge from dormancy, but it's still cool and wet enough to keep the salamanders happy.

PLANTS

New growth on Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
New growth on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
New growth on Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Willow (Genus Salix)
Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Pacific Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
Pacific Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
Coastal Woodfern (Dryopteris arguta)
Coastal Woodfern (Dryopteris arguta)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
California Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)
California Polypody (Polypodium californicum)
Western Sword Fern (Polystichum minutum)
California Polypody (Polypodium californicum) bearing spores
Pacific Hound's Tongue (Adelinia grande) seeding out
Lupine (Genus Lupinus)
Dandelion (Genus Taraxacum)
Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis latifolia)
Rusty Popcornflower (?) (Plagiobothrys nothofulvus)
California Poppy (Escholtzia californica)
Water Hemlock (?) (Cicuta maculata)
Tribe Cichoriaeae (Chicories, Dandelions, and Allies)
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
Purple Sanicle (Sanicula bipennatifida)
Wild Radish (Genus Raphanus)
Plantain (Plantago)
Sun Cup (Taraxia ovata)
Hooker's Fairybells (Prosartes hookeri)
Western Fairy-Slipper (Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis)
American Trailplant (Adenocaulon bicolor)
Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)
Peppernut (California Bay Laurel) (Umbellularia californica)

FUNGI

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Earpick Fungus (Auriscalpium vulgare)
Blue-Green Wood Cups (Genus Chlorociboria)
Blue-Green Wood Cups (Genus Chlorociboria)

SLIME MOLDS

Slime Mold (Class Myxogastria)
Chocolate Tube Slime (Genus Stemonitis)
Chocolate Tube Slime (Genus Stemonitis)
Chocolate Tube Slime (Genus Stemonitis)
Chocolate Tube Slime (Genus Stemonitis)

ANIMALS

Newly-emerged Snakefly (Order Raphidioptera)
California Turret Spider (Antrodiaetus riversi) Burrow
Spider (Order Araneae)
Juvenile Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)
Horseshoe print on Meadow Trail
Survey marker
Landslide at the southwest "corner" of Roy's Redwoods Loop Trail
Same landslide as above, at the southwest "corner" of Roy's Redwoods Loop Trail
Landslide further east on Roy's Redwoods Loop Trail
Same landslide as above

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